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Honeybees sterilise their hives
Matt Walker
Editor, Earth News
Thursday, 23 July 2009

BBC - Earth News - Honeybees sterilise their hives
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Honeybees sterilise their hives with antimicrobial resin, scientists have discovered.

In doing so, they give the whole colony a form of "social immunity", which lessens the need for each individual bee to have a strong immune system.
The team published details of their discovery in the journal Evolution.
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